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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Forestry England, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS


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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum


Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, managed by Forestry England, is one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world.

The 600 acre arboretum is home to 3,000 different species of trees and around 15,000 individual specimens. A place of environmental and historical importance, its Victorian creator Robert Holford was fascinated by rare and beautiful plants and helped finance expeditions to collect specimens from around the world.

Westonbirt is known internationally for its spectacular autumn colour display, but offers an unforgettable day out all year round, from magnificent flowering trees in spring, to sculptural and bright-stemmed specimens in winter.

Activities throughout the year
- Events, workshops and family activities run throughout the year. Signature events include the spectacular Enchanted Christmas illuminated trail in November and December.
- There are 17 miles of paths throughout the arboretum and dozens of leafy glades with levels of accessibility to suit a range of visitors.
- There are mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available to borrow (it is advisable to book these in advance), special group rates on request and retail and refreshment opportunities onsite.
- Westonbirt has a huge area, Silk Wood, for you and your dog to explore. The Old Arboretum and the Christopher Mitchell Information Centre are dog-free zones.

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Guide Prices

Treefest - See website for prices
Enchanted Christmas - See website for prices



  • Gift Shop


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Some woodland paths are not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Plant Sales
  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2.5 hours
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Please enquire for further details

Show Facilities

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Westonbirt is open 364 days of the year for you to enjoy.
March - November: 9am - 4.30pm
December - February: 9am - 4pm
Last admission 4.30pm

To visit Westonbirt Arboretum it is essential to pre-book for the following key dates:
• Bank Holiday Weekends: Thu 2 – Sun 5 June and Sat 27 – Mon 29 Aug in 2022.
• Autumn - 01 Oct - 13 Nov
• Christmas - 24 Dec – 02 Jan inclusive.
Outside of these dates tickets can be purchased on site or pre-booked online.


Tuesday, 12th July 2022 - Tuesday, 12th July 2022

The Greatest Showman poster - 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.The Greatest Showman at Westonbirt ArboretumGet ready for a magical evening of outdoor cinema under the stars as The Luna Cinema comes to Westonbirt Arboretum with the incredible biopic musical 'The Greatest Showman.' 
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Wednesday, 13th July 2022 - Wednesday, 13th July 2022

Dirty Dancing poster film image - 1987 Artisan Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Dirty Dancing at Westonbirt ArboretumGet ready for a magical evening of outdoor cinema under the stars as The Luna Cinema comes to Westonbirt Arboretum with the classic feel-good film 'Dirty Dancing.' 
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Saturday, 30th July 2022 - Thursday, 25th August 2022

Children participating in Arboretum Apprentice activity with guideArboretum Apprentice – Children's Summer Learning Series at Westonbirt ArboretumWestonbirt Arboretum is offering a host of free bookable workshops to introduce children aged 7+ and their families to a whole range of careers at the arboretum!
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Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Monday, 29th August 2022

Wild Wonder at Westonbirt Children's Book FestivalWild Wonder at Westonbirt - Children's Book FestivalJoin in with Wild Wonder at Westonbirt; a brand-new children's book festival, dedicated to nature, animals, and the outdoors.
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